What Goes Best with Red White and Blue?

In Metropolis magazine this month (October 2012) I unpack the conceits and tropes used by presidential candidates’ branding experts to sell their images. Welcome to the 2012 season of America’s Presidential Candidates Got Talent, the hit show where two competing …

Democracy, Elections, Design, and Paper

“Politics on Paper: Election Posters and Ephemera” from The Wolfsonian–FIU Collection showcases election posters and other political ephemera from the United States and Europe between 1918 and 1945. The material is drawn from collections of The Wolfsonian–FIU and the Mitchell …